DMA’S Return With Blistering New Single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ + Announce UK Live Shows

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Photo Credit: Roman Jody

DMA’S today share brand-new single, ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’, along with a captivating video directed by Lucy Knox.

DMA’S new material arrives as their first since last year’s celebrated EP I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You, which in turn followed the band’s highest charting album to date, THE GLOW (ARIA #2, UK Official Albums Chart #4 and #1 in Scotland).

Pressing play on new single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ (produced by Konstantin Kersting and Rich Costey), reveals an immediate and palpable sense of relief, as if a long-held tension has finally come to an end. With ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’, celebration and evolution is in the air.

Over the course of three studio albums to date, DMA’S have found an iconic, mythical status among their fanbase – 65,000 ticket sales on their last UK tour alone shows the open-armed response they elicit on international shores. Their world is one of acceptance, freedom of expression, collective high, and each twist and turn in their journey to this point has led them to what is a landmark single release for the band. ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ represents the comfort in being embraced but more than that, it exemplifies the biggest talent that DMA’S possess: the ability to distil the wrenches of their personal stories into anthemic universal experiences.

Guitarist Johnny Took comments: “There’s a confidence you obtain when you find someone who loves you for all your faults, quirks and obscurities. They make you feel like you don’t need to hide anything from anyone anymore.” 

The single’s video goes one step further in capturing the unbridled euphoria of what it is to enter DMA’S world, and the communal thrill their music brings to the live arena. It’s the feeling of emerging from a darker place, and the exhilarating future sound of a band without barriers at the top of their game.

Thinking about a better time
Thinking about a better way to love
So I don’t need to hide
I don’t need to hide

‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ is released on the heels of several large live music returns for DMA’S. Following their biggest ever Australian headline tour earlier this year – the last show of which will go ahead in Fremantle WA on Sat 1 October much to the delight of incredibly patient west coast fans – the band’s recent UK headline tour saw them sell out London’s Alexandra Palace and play to huge crowds this summer at TRNSMT Festival.

Later this month, DMA’S will take to the main stage at the Reading & Leeds Festivals before a run of October UK headline dates announced today. Australian fans are also in luck with the band scheduled to play Wanderer Festival in September, before finishing up the year playing Falls Festival nationally and kicking off 2023 supporting Arctic Monkeys at their sold out show at The Domain in Sydney.


For ticketing info head to:

Sat 1 Oct | Fremantle Arts Centre | Fremantle, WA | 18+
Sun 25 Sept | Wanderer Festival | Pambula Beach, NSW | All ages
Thu 29 Dec | Falls Festival | Murroon, VIC | 18+
Sat 31 Dec | Falls Festival | Byron Bay, NSW | 18+
Sat 7 Jan | Falls Festival | Fremantle, WA | 18+
Sat 14 Jan | The Domain (supporting Arctic Monkeys) | Sydney, NSW | 16+ [SOLD OUT]

Tickets on sale Fri 19th Aug 10AM BST
For ticketing info head to:

Sat 29 Oct | The Roundhouse | London, England, UK
Sun 30 Oct | Manchester Academy | Manchester, England, UK
ShapeMon 31 Oct | Barrowland Ballroom | Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Wed 26 Oct | Bitterzoet | Amsterdam, NL

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